Destinations Travel Magazine’s July Cover Story – Colonial WilliamsburgJuly 4, 2011 No Comments
People are looking for s destination that ‘has it all.’ One that offers something fun, entertaining, relaxing, mind-restoring… something for everyone.
Colonial Williamsburg, VA is one of those destinations.
For families, it offers a wonderful variety of things to do and places to see.
For starters, it’s the home of Busch Gardens.
Voted the World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park for 21 years in a row, it has rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters, and great dining. New for Busch Gardens this year - Mäch Tower, a psychological tower thrill ride thatlifts riders nearly 240 feet above Oktoberfest and drops them at breathtaking speeds.
Historic Colonial Williamsburg
And then there is its history. Colonial Williamsburg’s famed Historic Area, the world’s largest living history museum, offers guests of all ages the ability to interact with personalities of the past, from 18th-century celebrities like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Patrick Henry, to the skilled tradespeople at the shoemaker, in the brickyard, and more. The reconstructed buildings are open on a rotating schedule, and programming changes daily.There is also an award-winning street theater program, Revolutionary City, which brings to life some of the challenges and triumphs of an emerging nation.
Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
For the golf enthusiast, there is the 45-hole Golden Horseshoe Golf Club.It is a designated Audubon sanctuary with stunning and serene surroundings and challenging play. After hitting the links, sit and relax poolside or grab a round of drinks and a bite to eat at one of the Clubhouse Grills.
Spa of Colonial Williamsburg
Don’t golf? Why not ‘spa’! The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers century-inspired spa services that reflect the healing therapies that emerged throughout the ages, from orange scrubs to microdermabrasion. The Spa also offers a full treatment menu, from massages to facials to scrub, along with a complete salon.
Live After Five
For nighttime activities, the Historic Area is ‘Live After Five,’ as it plays host to a rich schedule of dining and evening activities. The night begins with dinner at an 18th-century tavern, Chowning’s family-friendly Beer Garden or the recently updated Huzzah! BBQ Grille, offering barbecue favorites with an international flair. Continue the night with cresset lighting, storytelling or musical performances that will entertain all until bedtime.
Colonial Williamsburg is also the perfect place for the gourmand or anyone who appreciates fine dining. The chefs at the Williamsburg Lodge and Williamsburg Inn staff various culinary programs over the weekend. From wine and cheese pairing classes, and cigar and spirits tasting, to farm-to-table programs and even tips on grilling, these special events are engaging and entertaining, while providing insights that guests can use in their cooking and entertaining when they return home.
Read more about Colonial Williamsburg in the July issue of Destinations Travel Magazine - http://destinationstravelmagazine.com/July2011/
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